In these unfamiliar times, it’s more important than ever that all Americans have access to legal help. Many organizations are answering the call and stepping up to help those impacted by COVID-19. We’ve compiled a running list of ways Illinois lawyers can get involved. We will keep this list updated as new information becomes available. If you have an opportunity to add, please reach out to us at mail@2civility.org. ABA – Free Legal Answers Attorneys can provide pro bono help for income-eligible users through the ABA’s virtual legal clinic. Attorney volunteers, who must be authorized to provide pro…
From : Blog Entry>>Scott’s Blog EntryLaw firms are rising to the challenges laid upon them and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by swiftly managing business continuity and shifting operations to remote working.  Each law firm will be in their own place in responding to the challenges of moving to a remote working environment and will move forward with regards to the same – but one principal is clear:  all of this was unexpected. Even firms with robust disaster planning are challenged by the scope and rapidity of the COVID-19 crisis.  [More]
On the off chance you do not already have enough podcasts to follow, I am launching another — but I promise we will keep each episode short. Legaltech Week is a weekly round-up and review of news in legal technology and innovation. Episodes will be short — 15 minutes or less — and we are aiming to deliver them every Friday(ish). The format will be simple: I’ll start with a five-ish minute recap of the week’s legaltech headline stories. I’ll then be joined by an expert from a revolving panel for brief commentary and perspective. Above is the first episode,…
Litera’s business continuity series dives into the unprecedented challenges we are all facing and looks at how technology can help provide what law firms need to continue serving their clients, even while their teams are working remotely, unable to travel or meet face-to-face with clients, and otherwise disrupted from their regular routines. You can find the introduction here and part two, about working remotely, here.…
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryDear  ILTAns !   We recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryWe recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryWe recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Joshua’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this co-authored blog from Joshua Johns, Manager of Information Governance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Tamara Tureson, Compliance, Conflicts and Records Manager, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. If asked, our children would share any electronic file with anyone instantly! So why is it SOO hard for me to send something to Bob down the street?”  Unlike our children, we are bound by a whole string of “doing business” process, protocols and legalities that are in place [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Matias’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored by Matías Avila Nores, Founder and Managing Partner, OneLegem. It is an undisputed fact that a legal department’s goal is to provide legal advice to both business units and management, and shepherd these on all legal matters to achieve their business goals while minimizing risk. Modern legal departments, however, have been increasingly pressed in recent years to provide a higher-quality legal support. Either if they are providing direct legal advice to any [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Matias’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy the Spanish verison of the blog below authored by Matías Avila Nores, Founder and Managing Partner, OneLegem. Es un hecho fuera de discusión que el objetivo del departamento o área de legales es asesorar a las unidades de negocios, al management y guiarlos en todos los temas legales que hubiera para lograr sus objetivos de negocios, minimizando los riesgos. Los departamentos de legales modernos, sin embargo, se han visto presionados en tiempos recientes a prestar un servicio de [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Jack’s Blog EntryChallenges in managing a global law department: Law Departments, which function as business units for global organizations (i.e. function globally as well as operationally in more than one country), are wrought with challenges arising from international laws, local laws, support differentials locally versus company wide, and limitations imposed due to geographic/political/social business environments.  Examples of key challenges law departments face: The concept of privacy rules on a [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Holly’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog co-authored by Holly Hanna, KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie and Adam Dedynski, KM – Project Manager, Reed Smith LLP. In recent years, legal knowledge management has evolved and matured, with an increased focus on how to leverage advanced technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and bots. However, the basic pillars of KM remain relevant, as has become increasingly apparent during the current coronavirus pandemic. Some key takeaways from this experience [More]
There is a lot for the observational leader to watch at the moment. One thing that I’ve been particularly interested in is our willingness to change. On one hand, the pandemic has forced us to change our law library operations. Many of those changes are temporary. But on the other, there are more changes that could be made. They are being avoided, though, because of a fear of setting a precedent. Temporary changes are pretty obvious. If your law library is closed, then your physical services have stopped. No photocopying, no notary stamps, no lending print format information. But you…
We have all heard by now the tragic tale of #PoorJennifer, the woman who, while on a Zoom conference, apparently forgot her camera was on as she carried her laptop to the bathroom to answer nature’s call, in full gallery view. As we all adapt to this new world of online meetings, there are sure to be any number of goofs, gaffes and blunders we’ll wish we could erase. Having seen (and, no doubt, committed) a few myself, I compiled a list of 10 blunders to avoid on Zoom. It is my column this week at Above the Law: 10
LexisNexis has dominated litigation analytics since it’s acquisition of Lex Machina and Ravel Law over the past decade. Ravel has been integrated into Lexis Advance, under the Context brand. Today Lexis Nexis announced the launch of Context Company Analytics. The original Context Judges analytics product uses language analysis to gain insights into judges precedential behavior. With the Company Analytics launch they are using language analysis to visualize insights derived from business news, company financials and litigation. Lexis has historically been strong in both company profiles and business news so this gives them an opportunity to marry new technology with these…
Sixteen months ago, LexisNexis introduced Context, an analytics product that did what no other analytics product did, which was analyze the language of a judge’s opinions to identify the cases and arguments the judge finds persuasive. Later, it expanded Context to cover not just individual judges, but also entire courts. Today, LexisNexis is launching a further expansion of the product, Context Company Analytics, which will be available to subscribers of Lexis Advance. This is now the fourth module for Context’s analytics, as the original release also covered expert witnesses. Still in development are lawyer and law firm analytics. To…